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    Hi Folks,

    Having been recently been bitten by the bug, I have been devouring the wealth of information here on these boards. Thanks for providing such a valuable resource.

    In the last couple weeks I have acquired a D. capensis and adelae, a Nepenthes hybrid of some sort and a vft. All are in my kitchen by a SE facing window in Los Angeles and are doing very well so far, thank you, with new growth all around.

    Anyway, since they're in the kitchen and I keep my food in there and I like to eat after the sun is down, I turn the light on in there. Sometimes I just like to look at them, I must admit. It's not blindingly bright; just two 100W bulbs in the ceiling, on a dimmer yet, but each time I wonder if I am disturbing their night's rest. I reckon the plants are 6' or so from the ceiling fixture.

    So do you think I should be concerned about the ceiling light, or what?

    TIA,

    -N

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    I wouldn't worry about it. With some plants some people keep their lights on 24/7... at least with seedlings.

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    Tungsten light is very red and worthless to plants. Likewise, trees don't suffer if they are right next to streetlights. Unless you'r house is full of strong white daylight bulbs, I wouldn't worry.



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